2000

The Anorak Hour #217

This is edition number 217 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on January 30th 2000.

This week’s features:-

New Rock Edge 102 from Toronto, Canada;

Loads from ’80s superpirate Energy 103;

An SOS from Radio Northsea International;

Alan Freeman;

Atlantic 252 and John O’Hara on Radio Nova;

And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s broadcast news.

BBC Radio 2

A BBC Radio 2 special feature on Radio Luxembourg – The Great 208. The documentary was broadcast on February 5th 2000 and was recorded via the Astra satellite.

The Anorak Hour #218

This is edition number 218 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on February 6th 2000.

This week’s features include:-

Tony Allan on Energy 103 in October 1986;

A feature on Jam Jingles and how they linked with BBC Radio 1;

From November 1988, an interview with Robbie Robinson as he prepared to shut down Sunshine Radio;

Then 2FM’s John Power on Pulse FM back in 1998;

Final archive item comes from More FM in Wellington, New Zealand

And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s broadcast news including an interview with Radio Caroline Dublin’s Bobby Gibson.

The Anorak Hour #219

This is edition number 219 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on February 13th 2000.

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The Anorak Hour #222

This is edition number 222 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on March 5th 2000.

This week’s features include:-
Radio Caroline off satellite from 1998 with Nigel Harris on the air;
Freedom’s 5th birthday;
Mike Reed on Radio Annabel in May 1984;
Radio Mi Amigo reports on RTÉ’s jamming of Sunshine Radio in 1984;
An airing for some Big L Radio London jingles;
And then this week’s broadcast news.

Freedom FM

Fifth birthday celebrations at the Dublin-based pirate station off 92.0MHz. First recording features Wayne Scales from 7.30pm.

Wayne is followed by Tony Mac from 8pm.

FM104

This recording from March 12th 2000 starts at 1am and following the news there’s Nightcap with old Nova and Q102 favourite, Jason Maine

The Anorak Hour #223

This is edition number 223 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Pete Reed as broadcast on March 12th 2000.

This week’s features include:-
Rock 95 from Toronto;
Back to May 1984 for a feature on RTÉ’s jamming of Sunshine;
Scott Williams on Q102;
And then this week’s broadcast news.

The Anorak Hour #224

This is edition number 224 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on March 19th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour marked the twentieth anniversary since the sinking of the Radio Caroline ship the Mi Amigo

The Anorak Hour #225

This is edition number 225 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on March 26th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Tracey Lee on Sunset FM’s final broadcast and then on South East Radio;
Johnnie Walker interview at the time of Radio Caroline’s 30th birthday;
Johnnie Walker’s return to Radio Caroline;
Declan Meehan on the first Euro Top 40 in 1985;
and Pete Reed with this week’s news.

The Anorak Hour #226

This is edition number 226 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on April 2nd 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Some more examples of Canadian services;
John Clarke on Radio Nova on November 27th 1984;
David Lyons on Sunshine Radio in 1981;
Jason Maine on Radio Nova
Tom Dunne’s Totally Irish on 98FM;
Hugh Hardy interviewed by BBC Radio Ulster;
and this week’s broadcast news with Pete Reed

The Anorak Hour #227

This is edition number 227 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on April 16th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Paul Kavanagh on Radio Nova; then some items related to the Radio Caroline ship the Mi Amigo; then a celebration of Bob Gallico’s career with Declan Meehan; a recording of Waterford’s WLR FM; Radio Dublin’s theme tune Boola Boola; and this week’s broadcast news.

XFM (April 16th 2000)

This is a recording of the Dublin alternative music pirate XFM off 107.9MHz from April 16th 2000. It starts at 9.45pm and features The Chillage Idiots, and more…

This XFM recording is a Radio Retro original

XFM station page

The Anorak Hour #228

This is edition number 228 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe as broadcast on April 23rd 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Denise Jones on Pulse FM from the summer of 1998;
Mike Reade on RNI;
Chris Barry on Cary’s Kiss FM in Dublin; then on 98FM from Dublin;
Howard Stern in his usual form;
David Baker on Southside 95

The Anorak Hour #229

This is edition number 229 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on April 30th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Lawrence John on Radio Nova in 1984 and there’s an airing for Colm Hayes’s ‘The RTÉ Jam Rap’;
Aidan Cooney interviewing station head Jim Smith on Treble TR from the final day of broadcasting in December 1988;
And then there’s a sample of Jim Smith on K.I.C. FM;
John O’Hara (as John Young) on Radio Dublin in 1983;
Wes D’Arcy on East Coast Radio in 1998;
An extract from ‘The Sunday Night Sex Show’, a Canadian advice programme;
Pete Reed with the week’s broadcast news.

The Anorak Hour #230

This is edition number 230 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 7th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
Ronan Collins, Gerry Ryan and Jim O’Neill sing for RTÉ Radio 2’s 5th Birthday on a 7” single release from 1984;
Then on the flipside, Willie O’Reilly plays some sample jingles and promos from the same year;
Following that there’s a recording of The Two Tonys from 1987 on NDCR;
Then there’s a sample of Dr Don on ARD from 1978;
And from two weeks before the programme was broadcast it’s Dr Don (Donald Moore) again, interviewed by Daire Nelson on LMFM Radio;
The next item is a 1994 interview by Shaun Tilley with ‘The Royal Ruler’, Tony Prince, in which he looks back at his radio career;
Finally Pete Reed with the week’s broadcast news.

Phantom FM

Dublin indie music pirate Phantom FM from May 11th 2000. This recording is off 91.6MHz and starts at 5.56pm.

The Anorak Hour #231

This is edition number 231 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 14th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour featured:
Pat Courtenay on Breakfast for Sunshine Radio in October 1985;
Leon Tipler’s visit to CRF in 1988;
RNI Jingles and then Tony Allan on board the Mebo II for the station;
A sample of US station Wild 94.9FM;
Voices and Jingles from Big D Radio;
Finally Pete Reed with the week’s broadcast news.

ESG 94FM

This recording, off 94.1MHz, is from May 23td 2000. It starts at 2.20pm and features Ronan Devitt on air.

At this time ESG were also available on 93.8MHz.

The Anorak Hour #233

This is edition number 233 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on May 28th 2000.

This edition of The Anorak Hour features:
An interview with Dr Don on NEAR FM;
The launch of the new Dublin station, Lite FM;
Mary Harney on Channel D TV;
Some early voices from RTÉ Radio 2;
Finally this week’s radio industry news with Pete Reed.

The Anorak Hour #235

This is edition number 235 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on June 11th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-

2FM’s 21st birthday celebrations from 2 weeks ago with Gerry Ryan and Larry Gogan reminiscing on air;

New York’s Z100 again this week;

Clips from Laser 558 from the MV Communicator in the mid-80s, followed by some of the station’s history;

And, of course, Pete Reed has this week’s media broadcast news,

The Anorak Hour #236

This is edition number 236 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on June 18th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-

More from the incredible history of ’80s offshore pirate Laser 558;

Formerly of Laser, Jessie Brandon and Rick Harris on Radio Nova;

Aidan Leonard on Q102;

And this week’s broadcast news with Pete Reed

The Anorak Hour #237

This is edition number 237 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on June 25th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-

Anorak Hour #196 from August 1999!!!

Which featured:-

A selection of stations from Toronto, Canada;

John Clarke interviewed while on Radio Nova, and then on air at 2FM;

The newly-formed Essential Galaxy;

John Power on Pulse 103;

Tony Dixon interviewed;

Tony Allen on Radio Nova;

The Anorak Hour #238

This is edition number 238 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on July 2nd 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
Pulse 103’s close a year ago;
Phantom’s close a year ago;
A feature on offshore radio, in particular two that were NOT based on ships;
And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s media news.

ABC 94FM

Steve Conway presents ‘North Sea Gold’ for the Dublin pirate in July 2000. The recording starts at 10.15pm.

The Anorak Hour #239

This is edition number 239 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on July 9th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
Drive 105 broadcasting to Derry;
Rick Sky on Power FM in Cork;
Barry Lang on 2FM;
Radio Nova jingles:
Chris Cary on Radio Luxembourg and some jingles;
Charlie Wolf on Radio Mercury in June 1986;
Radio Dublin personalities on their new VHF service in 1979;
And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s media news.

Today FM

The last hour of The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM from July 13th 2000.

This Today FM recording is a Radio Retro original

The Anorak Hour #240

This is edition number 240 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on July 16th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
Kiss FM and Galtee Radio from Limerick;
Andrew Walsh on Dublin’s dance music pirate ESG FM;
Various stations’ reactions to the raids on Nova and Sunshine in 1983;
Hot 107 closedown from March 1996;
KLOS Los Angelus with a John Lennon interview;
And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s media news.

The Anorak Hour #241

This is edition number 241 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on July 23rd 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
Century Radio memories from their first day in September 1989;
Capital 104’s Newsbeat reacts to Century’s launch;
David Baker on Chelmer FM and an interview with David;
The UK RSL Youth FM from London;
Kenny Everett excerpts;
And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s media news.

Radio Caroline Dublin

North Dublin pirate Radio Caroline Dublin from August 24th 2000. This recording is off 102.6MHz and features Dave Evans on air from 9.20pm

The Anorak Hour #246

This is edition number 246 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on August 27th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
Johnnie Walker on BBC Radio 2 from 1999;
A follow-up to last week’s raid on Radio Caroline;
From November 1985 Tony Allan on Radio Nova;
Bobby Howard on Radio Annabel;
A sample of WBCN Boston;
And finally, Pete Reed with this week’s media news.

Passion FM

Wicklow dance music pirate Passion FM off 103.7MHz starting at 5.30pm. Nikki Hayes is on air for the station’s final full day of broadcasting on September 2nd 2000.

The Anorak Hour #247

This is edition number 247 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on September 3rd 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
A sample of Kiss 92.5FM from Toronto;
The history of the London pirate Radio Jackie;
Memories from Q102;
And finally, this week’s media news, including clips from Passion FM and an interview with Dave Sheehan.

The Anorak Hour #249

This is edition number 249 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on September 17th 2000.

This week’s programme features:-
An interview with Bobby Gibbson of Radio Caroline Dublin;
From 1989 a report by RTÉ’s Today Tonight on the radio situation at that time;
From June 1999 the (at the time) final FM Anorak Hour before Phantom closed to apply for a licence;
And finally, this week’s media news with Pete Reed.

The Anorak Hour #250

This is edition number 250 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on September 24th 2000.

Featured on this special edition is Dr Don

The Anorak Hour #251

This is edition number 251 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on October 1st 2000.

Luv FM

This is Cork’s love songs pirate Luv FM from 2000.
Recorded off 106.8MHz, the October 6th recording starts at 9.30pm.

The Anorak Hour #252

This is edition number 252 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on October 8th 2000.

The Anorak Hour #254

This is edition number 254 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on October 22nd 2000.

Tipp FM

Licensed station Tipp FM from November 2nd 2000.

The recording starts at 2.56pm and we eventually get to hear from presenter Annette Brett.

Radio Kilkenny

This is a sample of the licensed station Radio Kilkenny from November 2nd 2000.

The recording off 96.6MHz starts at 3.28pm.

The Anorak Hour #256

This is edition number 256 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on November 5th 2000.

KS1075

Based in Navan, Co Meath, this is an hour long sample of automated station KS1075 from November 24th 2000. If it matters, the recording started at 10.25am.

JAZZ FM (December 2nd 2000)

From December 2nd 2000 this is a recording of Jazz FM, the Dublin pirate station, off 89.8MHz which starts at 10.55pm.

It’s difficult to believe now but 20 years ago Dublin FM listeners could tune to a station like Jazz FM at any time of the day or night.
An increase in licensed services has led to a decrease in choice for listeners who like to stray from the mainstream.

Jazz FM Station Page

Phantom FM

Dublin indie pirate Phantom FM off 91.6MHz from December 3rd 2000.

The recording starts at 9.05pm and first on air is ‘Mark’ making his Phantom debut and he’s followed by The Two Pete’s Talk Rubbish.

Jazz FM

Dublin urban music pirate Jazz FM off 89.8MHz from December 7th 2000.

K.I.C. FM

Dublin pirate K.I.C. FM from Christmas morning 2000. The recording starts at 11.22am and is off 104.0MHz FM.

TODAY FM (September 19th 2000)

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM from September 19th 2000.

It features some classic Gift Grub and Colette Fitzpatrick plus Paul Collins on news.

This Today FM recording is a Radio Retro original

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